The regular season for the National Hockey League starts next week and for the first time in a long, long time I am overcome with indifference about it. I am normally somewhat interested in how many different ways the local team, the Vancouver Canucks, can manage to lose in the course of 80 games. This is year is different however. After a summer of questionable trades and mind-boggling player signings, I really can’t find any enthusiasm to follow the team.
Make no mistake, the Vancouver Canucks will be terrible this season and likely be so for many years down the road. It is my prediction that in less than three years, the Canucks will have a top-five draft pick during the summer and sadly that won’t come from trading for it.
I am more excited about the prospect of a team coming to Las Vegas than I am about my local team. Can you imagine how fun it would be to see real NHL hockey in Las Vegas?